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  • Sometimes, more rarely than I'd like, I come across genuine people who are here to Live. Who are still willing to give life 100% dedication, passion, hard work, persistence, commitment. They go after what they want. Overcomers of obstacles. Risk takers for things that matter. Creators and thinkers. The ones who aren't afraid to speak up, to challenge what is wrong, who can admit to and grow from their mistakes, and who know how to value what's really important. They help others along their way, intentionally and unintentionally. They inspire. They unlock new doors and uncover new paths, overcoming fear with wonder and excitement. These people don't fit any perfect mold or stereotype, and are not trying to be somebody else. They're all very different in their own ways but are equally amazing and unique. I hope to know more of them, and I hope to be one of them, because life is just too short and holds too much potential to pass by the opportunity to live it well." 2/13/12, by Lauren J
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